Scott Berkun, "The Year Without Pants" | Talks at Google

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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind WordPress.com and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success.

Automattic Inc, runs WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website on the planet, and is the leading organization behind WordPress, the software that powers 20% of the entire web—60 million sites and counting. Their success is based on challenging our biggest assumptions about how work is done: employees work remotely, from wherever in the world they wish; no one uses email, preferring customized blogs and online chat; there are no schedules, few meetings, and fewer rules; and workers launch new ideas and features dozens of times a day.

In "A Year Without Pants," popular author and former Microsoft manager ('94-'03) Scott Berkun reports on his challenging year working at WordPress.com as the leader of one its most important teams. His bold and entertaining tale is filled with great advice for managers, executives, and employees alike about how great work is done and what Automattic's success means for the rest of us.
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